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hydantoin

[hahy-dan-toh-in] /haɪˈdæn toʊ ɪn/
noun, Pharmacology.
1.
a colorless, needlelike, crystalline compound, C 3 H 4 N 2 O 2 , used in the synthesis of pharmaceutical substances and resins.
Origin of hydantoin
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; hyd(rogen) + (all)antoin
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British Dictionary definitions for hydantoin

hydantoin

/haɪˈdæntəʊɪn/
noun
1.
a colourless odourless crystalline compound present in beet molasses: used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and synthetic resins. Formula: C3H4N2O2
Word Origin
C20: from hyd(rogen + all)antoin product occurring in allantoic fluid
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hydantoin in Medicine

hydantoin hy·dan·to·in (hī-dān'tō-ĭn)
n.
A crystalline substance derived from urea or allantoin.

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